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9vx: a port of the Plan 9 operating system to FreeBSD, Linux, and OS X (swtch.com)
64 points by pmoriarty on Nov 23, 2014 | hide | past | web | favorite | 6 comments



EDIT: I found it interesting that 9vx seems to have been last published in 2008 according to the website and the mercurial repository 404s

Lot's of Plan 9 discussion lately!

* Why Plan 9 is not dead yet and what we can learn from it (2005) [pdf] [0]

* Designing Plan 9 (1990) [1]

* Glendix: Bringing the Beauty of Plan9 to Linux [2]

[0] https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=8649534

[1] https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=8646860

[2] https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=8581865


This is the repository: https://bitbucket.org/rsc/vx32 although it's not as up-to-date as some of the forks on bitbucket.


Plan 9 enthusiasts must have hired a marketing firm.


It's usually people jumping on the Karma train. One article gets front page, user finds something related and instead of posting it in the comments, posts it as a new thread.

I'm a long time plan9 user, I've seen this pattern on HN before for plan9 so presume it is the same for other topic areas.

Expect a link to 9front or plan9ports soon.


Replying to myself. I was going to say "Expect a link to Utah2000" but we had one recently before plan9 too.

But hey, here's the reward

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=8651125


Plan9 is genuinely fascinating if you already liked Unix. You will be seduced by the perfection of the "everything is a file" universal abstraction, and it goes from there.

It's pretty much nerd catnip.




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